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Happy New Year set to record the widest release for a Bollywood film

Happy New Year marks the coming together of director Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan, after the success of the pair in films such as Main Hoon Na ...

Now, get ready for 'Made in China' weddings

The Chinese govt is also planning to promote its cities as destination wedding spots for Indians

World's oldest drink makes a comeback

Fermented honey, known as mead, had been enjoyed for centuries around the world. But what was thought of as a bygone beverage is now enjoying a ...

Australian author Richard Flanagan wins Man Booker Fiction Prize

Flanagan won the literary prize for his novel 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North'

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The best pizza in town

This October, the United States' official National Pizza Month, experts tell you where to find the finest crusts with the most savoury toppings

Jodhpur RIFF 2014: Tune in to the desert

Every year, Mehrangarh Fort comes alive with folk music from across the world. The author soaks in the lilting melodies of Jodhpur RIFF

Cancer: the big picture

PET MRI, a new cancer screening test can detect the disease in the body with greater accuracy. It can also chart out the possible course of ...

It's Korea in the theatres

South Korean cinema is making waves globally, while Bollywood lags far behind

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Facebook teeming with lonely hearts, finds study

The University of Wisconsin study found that the lonelier someone is, the longer he or she spends time on Facebook

Your fashion has a star-sign

The zodiac is now dictating your hair colour, shoe style and even the ingredients in your meal

Designer Vaishali Shadangule gives old India a new look

Designer Vaishali Shadangule uses traditional weaves and textiles in Western and contemporary dresses

My Life My Style: Lisa Ray

'Yoga travels well'

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The slaughterhouses of the world

On June 27, 1971, Gitta Sereny conducted her final interview with Franz Stangl, who had been the commandant of Treblinka and Sobibor. She had ...

Red son rising

Kanu Sanyal never publicly spoke out against Charu Mazumdar while the latter was still alive - an omission, The First Naxal points< out, that ...

A novel ready reckoner

Can books change lives? As someone who reviews them for a living, I am primed to say they can. But doesn't life teach one to man up, be robust, ...

Modern India via Bollywood

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is back. But he is not the historical, political Gandhi as we know him, one who urged us to shun consumerism. This ...

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T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan: The problem of half-read books
T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan

Why do people write fat books when the chances are that they will not be read fully?

Malavika Sangghvi

Choosing a lifestyle
Malavika Sangghvi

Our life is about the lifestyle choices we make

Bhupesh Bhandari

Almost there, Dilip Sahab
Bhupesh Bhandari

Dilip Kumar discloses that the Mistry family (of Shapoorji Pallonji and Tata Sons) financed blockbuster films like Mughal-e-Azam which many ...

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'Football is all they have'

Since 2012, the women's national football team from Haiti has spent six months a year training near the regional airport in South Bend, Indiana, ...

Chess (#1118)

Perfectionist that he is, Fabiano Caruana wasn't happy even though he shared first place with Boris Gelfand in Baku. The co-winners scored 6.5 ...

Fighting for the Body with which she Was Born

Athlete Dutee Chand, pulled from India's squad at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games due to high levels of testosterone in her body, is battling for ...

Chess (#1117)

Yifan's record always suggested that she was being underutilised by China

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Fiat Punto Evo

Three cheers

The top three hatchbacks in the market - the Fiat Punto Evo, Hyundai Elite i20 and Volkswagen Polo - go through their paces. The author finds ...

Mercedes-Benz GLA: Cute sports utility vehicle

It's in the looks department that Mercedes-Benz's new compact sports utility vehicle, the GLA, scores over its competition in the luxury segment

City's got a rival

Maruti Suzuki's new sedan, the Ciaz, does not have a bold design line or the peppiness that enthusiasts may be looking for, but it addresses the ...

Hey, Good Looking

Meet Honda's Mobilio - finally, a multi-purpose vehicle that, while being functional, oozes style

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Harit Nagpal

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Meena Ganesh & K Ganesh

Dinner with BS: Meena & K Ganesh

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Lunch with BS: Neel Mukherjee

The Booker shortlisted author talks about its impact on his life and the authors he admires the most over a traditional Bengali meal

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...